The Fairfield Lady Lions softball team (6-2, 3-0) continued their domination of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference on Tuesday afternoon with a 12-1 victory in five innings over the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs (0-3, 0-1).
Fairfield freshman pitcher Katelyn White collected her sixth win on the season in the game allowing no earned runs and only one single hit to the Lady Mustangs. On the offensive side of things, the Lady Lions pounded out 14 hits in the game. Grace Larrick led the team going 2-for-4 with a double. She scored four time and also collected an RBI. Emily Williams, Kourtnie Smith, Sherry Heckathorn and Lauren Arnold all had two hits in the game as well. Heckathorn also had an outstanding diving catch while patrolling centerfield. Carli Reiber went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt, scored and drove in a run; White was 1-for-3 and scored twice; Shania Setty was 1-for-2; Lyndee Spargur was 1-for-3 and scored.
The Lady Lions got off the bus hitting, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. The Lady Lions added to their lead in the second inning with two more runs. In the third inning, it seemed that the Lady Lions would be held off the scoreboard as they collected two outs without getting anyone across the plate. But then they scored three runs with four consecutive singles by Spargur, Heckathorn, Larrick, and Reiber.
White was perfect for the Lady Lions through the first three innings but in the fourth inning, Lynchburg’s Hannah Binkley reached base on an infield error. Haley McConnaughey moved her to second with a ground out. Chelsi Hacker broke up the no hitter and shutout with a single to right field, scoring Binkey.
The Lady Lions added four more runs in the fourth inning to complete their scoring.
Lauren Meddock picked up the loss for the Lady Mustangs going three innings and allowing eight runs, only four earned. Tylar Griffith came in the remaining two innings giving up four runs all earned.
Teh Lady Lions will travel to North Adams on Thursday, April 7 with the game set to start at 5 p.m.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.